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Graduate Peers' Schedules

Winter 2016
Peer Advisor Availability

Writing Peer
Kyle Crocco

Mon: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tue: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thu: 10 a.m.-noon

Funding Peer
Stephanie Griffin
Mon: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: noon-2 p.m.

Diversity Peer
Ana Romero

Mon: noon-2 p.m.
Wed: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The peers sometimes hold events or attend meetings during their regular office hours. To assure you connect with your Graduate Peer Advisor, we encourage you to contact them by email and make an appointment.

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Wednesday
Feb242016

Writing a Research Statement Workshop on March 1

Professor DudeCredit: openclipart.comThe Graduate Student Resource Center will be hosting a workshop on writing a research statement for an academic position. This workshop is open to all UCSB graduate students and postdocs, but enrollment is limited to 15 per workshop, so please RSVP.

This workshop is for both STEM and SHEF (Social Science, Humanities, Education, Fine Arts) students and will cover methods of organizing experience, types of content to include, and the tone you should set in your statement. 

If you wish to have feedback on your research statement, please bring either your computer with a digital copy or at least two print copies for individual and peer feedback.

Writing a Research Statement

Time: Tuesday, March 1, noon - 1 p.m.

Place: Student Resource Building, Room 2154

Food: Snacks for all.

RSVP: Writing Peer Kyle Crocco at kyle.crocco@graddiv.ucsb.edu

Wednesday
Jan132016

Workshop: Writing a Research Statement on Jan. 21

Crazy ProfessorCredit: openclipart.comThe Graduate Student Resource Center will be hosting a workshop on writing a research statement for an academic position. This workshop is open to all UCSB graduate students and postdocs, but enrollment is limited to 15 per workshop, so please RSVP.

This workshop is for both STEM and SHEF (Social Science, Humanities, Education, Fine Arts) students and will cover methods of organizing experience, types of content to include, and the tone you should set in your statement. 

If you wish to have feedback on your research statement, please bring either your computer with a digital copy or at least two print copies for individual and peer feedback.

Writing a Research Statement

Time: Thursday, Jan. 21, noon - 1 p.m.

Place: Student Resource Building, Room 2154

Food: There will be snackage.

RSVP: Writing Peer Kyle Crocco at kyle.crocco@graddiv.ucsb.edu

Friday
Dec042015

Career Success for Ph.D.-level Scientists & Engineers

Bill Lindstaedt, Executive Director of Career Advancement, International and Postdoctoral Services at UCSF, will be hosting a hands-on webinar workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Bill LundstaedtBill Lindstaedt

Career Success for Ph.D.-level Scientists & Engineers

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Elings 1601

RSVP online

*Light refreshments will be provided*

In this workshop, you will learn a logical, step-by-step process for exploring scientific career options, making sure that the long-term career path you have chosen for yourself offers the best fit for your unique set of skills, values and interests. You will also learn how to make a written plan not only for your long term career direction but also for completing current projects and developing professional skills that you must have for future success.   

Monday
Nov092015

Call for Applications: Chateaubriand Fellowship

image: French Embassy in the USThe Embassy of France in the United States has opened applications for the Chateaubriand Fellowship. The Chateaubriand program aims to foster research collaboration between the U.S. and France. This fellowship is open to any doctoral student in the U.S., regardless of citizenship, wishing to conduct research in France for 4 to 9 months.

The fellowship is divided into two parts: STEM and Humanities & Social Sciences. The application requirements for each field differ, so be sure to check the correct fellowship’s website.

Chateaubriand Fellowship

What: Sponsorship for research conducted in France for 4 to 9 months (including airfare, health insurance, and a monthly stipend)

Deadline: Jan. 20, 2016

For more information, please refer to the Chateaubriand Fellowship website

Tuesday
Oct132015

CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellows Information Session on Oct. 20

If you are interested in working in science policy, or just curious about it, please join the Graduate Division and CSEP's Professional Development Series for an informational session on the CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowships.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 3-4:30 p.m.

Where: 1601 Elings Hall

Click here to RSVP. Light refreshments will be served.

The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) was created to provide California with objective, nonpartisan advice on policy issues that involve science. CCST runs a Fellowship Program that places 10 Ph.D. scientists each year as aides to lawmakers in the California Assembly and Senate. They research issues, assess policies, and draft laws based on facts and real science. Since the program started six years ago, Fellows have worked on over 700 bills.

The fellowships are ideal for qualified applicants who are interested in improving the interface between science and legislative decision-making and who want to learn the public policy decision-making process. Following the one-year program, Fellows have moved on to an impressive array of policy-oriented, professional positions. The deadline for applications is Saturday, Feb. 25, 2016.

Three CCST-affiliated representatives will be present at the session to provide information and answer questions:

Annie Pierce (CCST Program Manager)

Shannon Muir (CCST Fellow 2014-15) - Senate Health Committee
Shannon received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from UC San Diego where she studied a rare form of cancer in children. She served as representative for graduate students in the UC system. She holds an MS in Pharmacology from Tulane University and BS in Psychobiology from UCLA.

Tepring Piquado (CCST Fellow 2012-13) - Senate Human Services Committee
Tepring received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Brandeis University and a B.S. in computer science from Georgetown University. As a postdoctoral researcher at UC Irvine, she investigated the neural basis of language processing. Tepring is a physical scientist with the RAND Corporation.

Friday
May222015

CSEP Workshop: The Ethics of Authorship

What: "The Ethics of Authorship: A Workshop on Understanding and Addressing Problems of Credit in Research"

Who: Olivia Walling (UCSB College of Engineering and Writing Program)

When: Tuesday, May 26, 3-4:30 p.m.

Where: Elings 1601

Food: Pizza will be provided!

More Information: Olivia is a lecturer in the College of Engineering and the Writing Program, and her research focus is practical ethics. As a former lawyer, she is knowledgeable about the legal aspects of ethical compliance and negotiation strategies. Olivia will discuss how disputes over authorship and credit are addressed by funding agencies and publications through an examination of typical cases.  In addition, she will share practical skills for difficult conversations about credit and strategies to help you avoid conflicts over credit.

RSVP: Click here to register for the event.

Thursday
May072015

Free Sustainable Science Communication Conference on May 13-14

All graduate students and friends are cordially invited to attend the free, interdisciplinary conference of presentations on "Sustainable Science Communication." See the schedule details below.

Wednesday, May 13: Documentary Film and Discussion

The event begins with the new documentary Merchants of Doubt and audience discussion beginning at 7 p.m in the elegant Pollock Theater. Click here for reservations.

Thursday, May 14: Conference

Starting at 9:30 a.m., the Sustainable Science Communication Conference will take place all day in the Corwin Pavilion.

The conference itself consists of four panels (Content, Audience, Media, Impact). The event is free and no registration is necessary. The conference and discussions will cover approaches from multiple academic research disciplines, community organizations, and practitioners.

Schedule

Content: 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Audience: 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Posters: 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Media: 2 - 3:15 p.m.

Impact: 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

For More Information: See the web page.

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Tuesday
Apr212015

CSEP Workshop: The Opening, 'Using a Narrative Structure to Engage Readers'

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The Opening: Using a Narrative Structure to Engage Readers

by Craig Cotich (Writing Program)

This session will focus on the openings of science articles from a range of sources. You'll look at strategies for engaging your reader in the first paragraph, crafting themes that will be developed throughout the article, and thinking of ways to come full circle in the conclusion. To get the most out of this session, consider bringing in a "working" first paragraph of your own article. At the end, there will be time to peer review others' work.

When: Wednesday, April 22, 1:30-3 p.m.

Where: Elings Hall 1605

Food: Light refreshments provided

RSVP: Click here to register for the event

Thursday
Jan152015

CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellows Information Session, Jan.29

If you are pursuing a PhD in STEM or a STEM-related field and are interested in working in science policy, please join us for an informational session on the CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowships.

Offered by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowships place professional scientists and engineers in the California State Legislature for one-year appointments. These professional development opportunities enable fellows to work hands on with policy-makers to develop solutions to complex scientific and technical issues facing California through their interaction with the legislative process. The fellowships are ideal for qualified applicants who are interested in improving the interface between science and legislative decision-making and who want to learn the public policy decision-making process. Fellows are placed, for one year, to serve as staff members in various offices of the California State Legislature. Following the one-year program, alums from this program have moved on to an impressive array of policy-oriented, professional positions. The deadline for fellowship applications is Saturday, February 25. Click here for the FAQs for applicants.

The Graduate Division will host a representative from the CCST for an information session on this fellowship program:

When: Thursday, January 29, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: 1601 Elings Hall

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is open to all graduate students and postdocs, but space is limited. To RSVP, please complete the form below. If you have any questions about this information session or any other career resources, please email Robert Hamm.


Wednesday
Nov122014

The Academic Job Search (STEM): From Interview to Offer, Nov.19

The Graduate Division and the Professional Development Series for Graduate Students and Postdocs will cohost an informational panel on the academic job search Wednesday, November 19. Bruce Kendall (Bren School), Associate Dean of the Graduate Division, will lead a discussion with several other science and engineering faculty on topics from preparing for a successful job talk and interview to negotiating job offers:


Wednesday, November 19

1 to 2:30 p.m.

Elings 1601

Refreshments will be served 

Panelists for this event include:

Omer Blaes, Department of Physics

Aaron Ettenberg, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Megan Valentine, Department of Mechanical Engineering

This event is part of the Graduate Division's fall academic job search series.

This panel is open to all UCSB graduate students and postdocs, but space is limited. To RSVP, please register here. If you have questions about this panel or other career resources, please email Robert Hamm.